FASTrack Learning Community
FASTrack: Foundations of Academic Success Track

Classes & Registration FAQs

1. When does registration for classes start?

You will register for classes during your summer orientation. As a FASTrack student, three classes will be reserved for you, no matter your orientation date. This is a major advantage of FASTrack!


2. What classes are required in the FASTrack program?

All FASTrack students are required to take EDHE 105, Writing 101, and based on major either Psychology 201 or Sociology 101 in the fall semester. You will take these classes with your cohort of 20 students. FASTrack makes our big university feel much smaller during the first semester.


3. What if I already have credit for Composition/Writing from a community college or AP exam?

You can still participate in FASTrack. In fact, our writing classes are incredible. We will strengthen your writing skills, no matter your starting point. As your parents will tell you, this is the key skill for success in college and in life. If you are in FASTrack, you will take Writing 101 in the fall with your small cohort from an exemplary teacher. No exceptions are made to this policy.


4. I’m a Provost’s Scholar. Can I still participate in FASTrack?

Yes, we have many Provost’s Scholars who participate in FASTrack. The programs are complementary.


5. Can I take any classes I want in FASTrack?

Three of your classes will be chosen and reserved, ready for when you arrive to orientation. At summer orientation, you will work with your FASTrack advisor to choose two more courses. We will always recommend courses that will move you closer to graduation. That goal may seem distant now, but you will soon take the first important steps!


6. Are summer courses required in FASTrack?

No. FASTrack happens during the fall and spring semesters of your first year. Some students take summer courses through UM’s Jumpstart program. Just remember not to take Writing 101, 102, EDHE 105, Psychology 201, and Sociology 101. You will take these courses in FASTrack!